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  • He is one of those friends that you don’t need to see all the time, one of those friends with whom the connection is always there. It just takes a phone call, a visit, and old times become current. History warps into the present. I spent three hours with him today at a hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the city where we met while in college. He has lived with stage 4 cancer for the past 7 years. It has now moved to his brain, and he running out of medical options. We talked a little about his illness, we talked more about friends and family, and we celebrated the fact that we have known each other for almost 40 years. We held hands, expressed our love for each other, and I drove home. It was a wonderful visit.
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